His doctor gave us a paper of some tips on how we can be there for our child during shots.
I will upload a copy of the paper he gave me and hopefully this will be helpful to first time mommy's. Also i was recommended to give my son 0.6 of the infant Tylenol to prevent him from getting a fever and just so everyone knows it really works . Also after the shots if you get a cold towel and you put on your child's leg or were ever they get the shot it will prevent it from swelling.
I hope this blog post is helpful :) . And remember i know its hard to hear your baby cry put just remember to try and stay calm and be strong for him/her and everything will turn out just fine.
Here is the form that was given to me by Elijah's Wonderful doctor.
• Bring your child’s immunization record.
• Read vaccine information statements.
• Ask any questions.
• Bring along a favorite toy or blanket.
• Stay calm; your baby picks up your feelings.
During shots, distract and comfort by:
• Touching soothingly and talking softly.
• Making eye contact as you smile at your baby.
After shots, comfort by:
• Holding, cuddling, caressing, or breastfeeding.
• Talking lovingly and soothingly.
• Asking your doctor for advice on using a non-aspirin pain reliever when you get home.
• Mark your calendar for your next appointment.
• Review vaccine information statements for possible reactions.
• A cool wet cloth can reduce redness, soreness, and/or swelling where the shot was given.
• Observe your child for the next few days. You might see a small rash or notice a fever. If your child has any reaction that concerns you, call your doctor or seek medical attention.
• To reduce pain or fever, your doctor may recommend you give your child a non-aspirin pain reliever.
• Also try giving your child a sponge bath with lukewarm water to reduce fever.
• Give your child plenty of fluids. It is normal if he/she eats less than usual for the next 24 hours.
Also this is the Tylenol i gave my son an hr and a half before his app: